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We spent most of the day travelling, really! We got up and opted for breakfast muffins from 7-Eleven, which we ate in the room. They were sort of 7-Eleven equivalents of McMuffins, although they contained mayonnaise, because Japan really loves mayonnaise (and, weirdly enough, Worcestershire sauce). We checked out of our hotel and got the Shinkansen …
... a day of drinking ahead of us. Once we where up and about we headed over to suita to tour the Asahii factory. Most of the tour is in Japanese but the important parts where in English as well. Here are some of the facts:
- Asahii was established in 1889
- It was the first modern brewery in japan
- they recycle %100 of the factories waste and byproducts
- the canner can fill and seal a beer can at 1500 per minute
- if ...
... of this, there was about ten minutes left and the teacher asked me if I would play a New Zealand game with them. A New Zealand game - I didn't come prepared for that! I said I didn't have a game, so to give me ideas, he asked what I used to play when I was little. Hand-clapping games, knucklebones, hide and seek, tag - all not really appropriate for blind kids! In the end, he asked them what game they wanted to play with me. ...
Today was my "busy" day, although, when I got to school, some classes had been rubbed off my schedule because a teacher had made a mistake, so I was glad! I only had classes with interview tests today. Apparently Japan is going to have many more teachers soon, according to the answers of the students (haha). The last guy I interviewed, Ken, tried to avoid questions and attempted to interview me instead. He tried to persuade me that ...
... came on the Shinkansen that morning. We spent the rest of the day riding around the city discovering many shrines, pagoda and temples. It was easy to ride around even though we rode on the pavement and there were heaps of people, but they just moved out of your way. We found the main shopping area also. It seems very upmarket with shops like Diamaru throughout the area. We ...